I don't understand what is meant by gapless playback. Honestly.
When I play any album on my turntable, play a CD, or stream an album on Tidal HiFi there is a brief pause between songs and that's how it's always been. Exceptions throughout the years have been there, such as on Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon or some Led Zeppelin albums there are some songs that go "gapless" from one into the other. It's the radio folks who blend one into the other, and I don't always like to miss the very start of very end of certain songs. Radio stations loathe "dead air" so they do it.
I don't feel a need for it. Apparently I'm alone in that?
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